Crime Bulletin – August 2017

Posted on October 3, 2017


Total Incidents - August 2017

Crimes Investigated

Vehicle Burglary

During the month of August, there were two (2) reports of vehicles being burglarized within the commercial district.

Stolen Vehicle

During the month of August, there were zero reports of vehicles being stolen.

Alcohol/Drugs

During the month of August, patrol officers made a total of fourteen (14) arrests for drug and alcohol related charges.

Assault of Police Officer – Update

On 7/18/17 at approximately 1600 hours, Colma Police responded to the 100 block of Colma Boulevard on a report of three males committing a fraud at a business.  Upon arrival of the Colma Police, two of the males fled on foot through the shopping complex.  The third male got into a vehicle to flee the area.  A Colma police officer attempted to detain the male, ordering him to exit the vehicle.  As the male put the vehicle into gear the officer attempted to gain control of the suspect.  The suspect then accelerated the vehicle dragging the officer 15-20 feet, resulting in minor injuries.  The suspect then fled the scene colliding into a parked car and a police motorcycle.  He was last seen heading north of Junipero Serra Boulevard. The officer narrowly escaped being pinned by the suspect vehicle and was treated and released at a local hospital with minor injuries.

After an exhaustive investigation and working closely with other local law enforcement agencies, Colma Police Detectives identified the primary suspect as Cameron Conley, a 24-year old Oakland resident, and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

On 8/31/17, Conley was arrested by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and booked in the Sacramento County Main Jail.

Shoplifting and Strong Arm Robbery Series

On 8/9/17 at approximately 1143 hours, Colma Police responded to the Metro Shopping Center to the report of a theft in progress, with two female suspects fleeing after a confrontation with store employees. When officers arrived at the scene, they determined that one of the suspects was making verbal threats to harm employees prior to fleeing in the suspect vehicle.

On 8/11/17 at approximately 1926 hours, Colma Police responded to the Metro Shopping Center to the report that two female suspects had been concealing merchandise. When confronted, one suspect threatened the employee with physical harm in order to escape. The employee feared for her safety and called police after the suspects fled.

On 8/14/17 at approximately 1623 hours, a Colma Police Officer was on patrol in the Metro Shopping Center when he observed a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle description from a prior case and contacted the three occupants of the vehicle. Further investigation at the scene was conducted and two of the subjects were positively identified as being involved in the theft/strong arm robberies from 8/9/17 and 8/11/17. The suspect that threatened physical harm was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail. The second suspect was a juvenile and was cited and released to her father. The third occupant from the vehicle attempted to flee and fought with officers upon contact, but was arrested without further incident. She was determined not to be involved in the prior incidents, but was cited and released from the scene for obstructing/delaying officers during an investigation.

Strong Arm Robbery

On 8/20/17 at approximately 2027 hours, Colma Police responded to the 1200 block of El Camino Real to the report of a theft in progress with the suspect fleeing on foot. When officers arrived, they learned that the suspect got into a physical altercation with loss prevention while attempting to escape apprehension. The suspect was located and detained at the scene. A records check determined the suspect had three outstanding warrants for his arrest and was in possession of personal information that belonged to others. The suspect was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

County-Wide Efforts

Officer Guerrero participated in one San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) detail.

Officer Berkovatz participated in the San Mateo County Gang Task Force four-week deployment.

Community Events

  • 8/1/17, National Night Out
  • Summer Concert Series: 8/3/17, 8/10/17, 8/17/17

August Statistics

Arrests67
Reports Taken139
Traffic Citations69
Parking Citations108
Automobile Collisions8

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